The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Newnham Primary School

Newnham Primary School values each child as an individual. We are committed to promoting the highest possible levels of achievement for all learners.


Our Governors

Newnham Primary School and Welton CE Academy are governed by a Joint Academy Scrutiny Committee.

Our governors on the Joint ASC are:

  • Solomon Johnson
  • David Huckin
    DRET Appointed Governor (Chair)
  • John Edwards
    DRET Appointed Governor (Vice Chair)
  • James Denney
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Nick Todd
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Adam Drake
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Stacey Drake
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Allison Daffern
    DRET Appointed Governor
  • Tanya Becker
    Foundation Governor
  • Jackie Hibbert
    Foundation Governor
  • Victoria Warren
    Staff Governor
  • Deorah Godfrey
    Staff Governor
  • Toby Taylor
    Staff Governor
  • Teresa Elkin

Governor Assigned Responsibilities

Safeguarding and Science - David Huckin

SEND and Careers - Adam Drake

Pupil Premium and Lower 20% & LAC - Adam Drake

PE and Sports Funding - Nick Todd

Foundation and RE including British Values - Jackie Hibbert and Tanya Becker

Early Years Foundation Stage - Allison Daffern

History and Geography - John Edwards

Careers and ICT including e-safety  - Stacey Drake

Maths - James Denney

Contacting a Governor

To contact a governor, please contact the Trust Governance Team by emailing 

Scheme of Delegation

Information about the David Ross Education Trust’s scheme of delegation is available here.

Minutes of the Academy Scrutiny Committee

Should you wish to view a copy of the minutes of the ASC at this academy, please contact the Trust Governance Team, who will be able to provide you with an electronic or paper copy of the minutes.

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

We are looking for new governors to support our academies. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing our governor application form. If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at or review our information pack below. 


What is it like being a Governor with DRET?

To understand what it is like to be a governor with us, take a look at our testimonial booklet and videos which contain insights from serving governors.

 Emma Bennett 

Angela Watts 

Stephen Platten 

Garry Allen

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